Words that translate to " R E L A P S E"

Words that translate to " R E L A P S E"

Joel
Joel

February 9th, 2003, 11:46 pm #1

Words that translate to RELAPSE
Slip
Just
Only
Puff
Cheat
Sneak
One
Accident
Mistake
Boo boo
Drag
Blunder
Error
Steal
Borrow
Stupidity
Ignorance
Miscalculation
Foolishness
Folly
Setback

No matter which word a person chooses to try to explain his or her relapse, the end result will be the same--the person is once again under total control of a drug that will rob him or her of his or her health and eventually, his or her life.

While there are many words and phrases that we could use to define success, for simplicity I will narrow it down to one phrase. To avoid having to use words like Slip or Just or Only or Puff or Cheat or Sneak or Accident or Mistake or Boo boo or Drag or Blunder or Error or Steal or Borrow or Setback is as simple as always sticking to the one phrase of just remembering to never take another puff!

Joel
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L z l
L z l

February 10th, 2003, 2:24 am #2

I second that emotion
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Gormo Gold
Gormo Gold

February 10th, 2003, 3:16 am #3

Good Afternoon, Freedom!
If I may, I'd like to add a few more words that translate to R E L A P S E.
Apathetic
Indifferent
Unfocused
Uncaring
Uncommitted
Uneducated
Self-doubt
Wavering
Forgetful
Unsure
Gormo
Four months, three weeks, four days, 15 hours, 45 minutes and 28 seconds. 5906 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,107.73. Life saved: 2 weeks, 6 days, 12 hours, 10 minutes.
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Toast (GOLD )
Toast (GOLD )

February 10th, 2003, 3:33 am #4

Here are some relapse-related noises I've heard in the wild ...
"... can't take it ..."
"... not fair ..."
"... the heck with it ..."
"... too hard ..."
"... what's the use ..."
"... how can I? ..."
"... if it weren't for _____ ..."
"... I'm just not strong ..."
Remember my neighbor & ex-smoking buddy Billy who died last fall finally from 20+ years of congestive heart failure? Here's one he used to tell me: "Everyone I know who quits smoking gets cancer." Billy didn't get cancer when he quit. He just got dead.
Anyway, Joel has brought up a really stellar point about Words. Words are some potent symbols. Using a word like "accident" for relapse might assuage a guilty conscious for a few minutes (or until the nicotine hit), but the heart knows it's a lie. And "accident" brings to mind something a person isn't really responsible for, it just happened. Still, the heart knows differently. Real changes start when we quit telling ourselves Junkie Lies.
Let the truth begin with me!
Melissa
20 months
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DubiouslyDos
DubiouslyDos

April 14th, 2003, 12:42 am #5

Complacency would be the word that translates into relapse for me. The moment I begin to take it for granted, a sentimental thought will creep in. The difference today is that I am able to recognize these random tugs at my addiction for what they really are...the last ditch attempts by my body to get nicotine.

Dos
10 Months 3 Weeks and then some
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Joel
Joel

September 28th, 2004, 8:36 pm #6

I see where a member was asked recently if she had "cheated" at a recent social event. I suspect most of our members have been asked similar questions in the past and will likely be asked them again in the future. Understand that the people who ask these questions are pretty much limited in their understanding of nicotine addiction. It is not important for you that they ever do understand it either. All that is important is that you understand the law of addiction and that you keep your personal commitment to never take another puff!

Joel
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Pryde65 GOLD
Pryde65 GOLD

September 28th, 2004, 8:44 pm #7

This is so true. However it may be phrased to relapse, it is not for me. I am committed, 100% to my quit and my life, and will NEVER take another puff. Have a wonderful day, and thank you, Joel.

Sue - Free and Healing for Fifteen Days, 10 Hours and 14 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 17 Hours, by not smoking 494 of those icky cigarettes. I now have $103.73 in my "me" account!!
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

January 8th, 2006, 11:55 am #8

From: Gormo-Gold Sent: 2/9/2003 2:16 PM
 Good Afternoon, Freedom!
If I may, I'd like to add a few more words that translate to R E L A P S E.
Apathetic
Indifferent
Unfocused
Uncaring
Uncommitted
Uneducated
Self-doubt
Wavering
Forgetful
Unsure
Gormo
Four months, three weeks, four days, 15 hours, 45 minutes and 28 seconds. 5906 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,107.73. Life saved: 2 weeks, 6 days, 12 hours, 10 minutes.


This Lesson in Memory of Gormo
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ASMnluv
ASMnluv

March 10th, 2006, 11:32 am #9

LOVED this post.

With the new season coming, I find myself "slipping" into the stinkin thinkin of "just one".......but luckily I think about all that I've learned here, and just one puff is NOT an option for me.

Fascinating how strongly this habit has a hold on me. I can now relate to the heroine addict, or crack addict. Except that cigarettes are everywhere, everyday, legal and constantly in my face. From the smoker who lights up apon exiting the grocery store, to the addict who steps out for a smoke at a school play. I'm so glad it's not me anymore.

Anyway....thanks for this post...it's a refrigerator reminder for sure.

Big Hugs from Sherry
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FoolishWorkinj
FoolishWorkinj

April 6th, 2006, 9:25 am #10

There are phrases that translate as relapse, too:
"Poor Me." "Not fair." "Oh, why not?" ETC. And then there's the magic phrase: Never Take Another Puff.

Thanks, Joel.
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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

July 12th, 2006, 11:04 am #11

A good read to bring up...the last two days I've seen the terms "cave" and "slip" on the boards....
"No matter which word a person chooses to try to explain his or her relapse, the end result will be the same--the person is once again under total control of a drug that will rob him or her of his or her health and eventually, his or her life."
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ANGELINA F
ANGELINA F

April 16th, 2007, 5:33 am #12

This is good...sometimes I find my self saying some of these words and I have to catch myself

-Angelina

Nicotine Free for 15 days :)
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

October 27th, 2007, 8:42 am #13

When your brain starts trying to convince you...just override it with these words: Never Take Another Puff.
No debate!

Just the words that we nicotine addicts need to always remember: Never Take Another Puff. Words to live by.
For most of us the quality and length of our lives depends on maintaining our freedom and healing.

Never Take Another Puff.
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

June 17th, 2008, 7:53 am #14

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Gump19690
Gump19690

August 23rd, 2008, 9:14 pm #15

Don't get "setback"
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

November 18th, 2008, 6:39 am #16

Words that translate to continuing freedom from active drug addiction: Never take another puff.
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 2:04 pm

January 28th, 2009, 11:23 pm #17

I noticed some of the posts on this recovery board have not been viewed by any member since we moved our site. This post had no views yet. Now it is possible that new members are reading the materials at www.whyquit.com which is great. There are however numerous articles that we had at the old MSN board and now also at this new site that are not at the www.whyquit.com website. I will try to pop a few up a day for new members, but I do encourage people first joining to to through the boards that we have set up here and read through the articles. The more you read and understand, the more prepared you will be when encountering awkward times such as finding a pack or other kinds of unexpected triggers to stick to your personal commitment to never take another puff. Joel
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Johnnie
Johnnie

September 1st, 2010, 5:23 pm #18

Now I'm really confused.  I accessed the boards through, I guess, the old WhyQuit address.  Could you please clarify the difference between that and fnn.yuku?  I'd like to make sure that I'm accessing all materials available. Thank you. 
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Chipits GOLD.FreedomFromTobaccoQuitSmokingNow
Chipits GOLD.FreedomFromTobaccoQuitSmokingNow

September 1st, 2010, 8:15 pm #19

Hi Johnnie,



In a nutshell, the original Freedom forums were hosted by MSN. When they no longer were going to host any forums, Yuku was chosen as the new host site for Freedom forums, diaries etc. If you want to read some of the old threads and posts, they are archived in the section at the bottom of the Freedom home page.>>>  (http://ffn.yuku.com/forum...s-22-Message-Boards.html )  It was a massive undertaking by some dedicated people last year to transfer the information, and some of the original forum communications from the MSN host site were archived here at Yuku. (read only). Although you may run across some rather interesting posts/diaries/experiences, rest assured, you really are missing zip in order to maintain your quit. WhyQuit.com itself has remained the wonderful web site it is. Hope this is helpful.
Here is what John wrote last year: (from the thread: http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/23200/t/Freed ... tml?page=1 )
The Move
Well, as MSN's closing date neared we settled on a new host, Yuku, and began building "Freedom from Nicotine." At Yuku we could control advertising to a major degree (by buying it off) but lost our "All Topics" board which allowed members to follow all activity on all 22 message boards by looking at a single board. Migration of 346,941 old MSN posts to Yuku appeared to be an impossible task and it was. But Yuku was the best migration offered by any host. Sadly a number of our old MSN boards had grown so large that some were simply too big, old and tangled to capture. This Yuku support message board thread documents our frustrations and stuggle to move threads here to our new home before MSN pulled the plug.

Prior to MSN's Feburary 2009 shutdown we worked hard replacing as many images in migrated threads as time permitted. Once MSN pulled the plug all old MSN based images disappeared and links within migrated threads no longer functioned. Frankly, we will spend the next year or so repairing as many threads as time permits. In most cases we have no way of knowing what image went with what post, so we simply delete old HTML image box codes but in some cases we do!

Our thinking with the new site was to broaden focus to Freedom from all forms of nicotine delivery, not just smoking or tobacco. With scores of new nicotine products hitting the streets, if we follow the nicotine we'll continue hitting the problem head-on.

We thank each of you for your patience and cooperation this past half year. We know the site isn't yet as user friendly as our old home but continue working to make it so. All suggestions are truly appreciated. If you are an old still nicotine-free member from MSN who has not yet joined us here we'd love to have you!!! Oh, at the top of our main page is a link entitled This link allows you to view all new messages posted during the past 24 hours . It's a search work-around that does a fair job at imitating our old "All Topics" message board as it shows all recent posts to all boards.

Whether here or there, there was always only one rule ... no nicotine today!

Breathe deep, hug hard, live long,

John (Gold x10)
Keep up your awesome quit Johnnie! Knowledge and NTAP - best relapse prevention on the planet!

Wendy -quit date-July 7th, 2006
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Johnnie
Johnnie

September 2nd, 2010, 4:49 pm #20

This thread has led me to think about words in general and success versus relapse.  Words are things, as they say, and if I refer to possible relapse as a 'booboo' or a 'temporary slip', I'm certainly courting disaster.  On the other hand, if I think of a possible relapse as "an absolute betrayal of everything I've worked for, everything I believe and everyone I've been privileged to join on this great site"...well, relapse hardly seems like such a No Big Deal.

The flipside of the coin is this:  if I think about an anxiety or crave attack as 'overwhelming' or 'too much for me', I'm also courting disaster.  If I think of these as 'passing inconveniences they everybody goes through', suddenly they're doable.  If my discomfort seems 'unfair', I might remember a beloved Hollywood actor, rich almost beyond belief, who's recently been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer of the throat...stricken just as cruelly as any unknown victim whose death we've read of on this site.

By the day, I'm coming to choose my words with much more care.
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 2:04 pm

July 16th, 2014, 1:40 pm #21

New video version of this string: Words that translate to relapse

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